How old is Grandma?
- Answer: Grandma would be only 65 years old!!!
HappinessYour Grandfather and I got married first, . . and then lived together! Every family had a father and a mother! Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, 'Sir' . And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, 'Sir.' We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, day-care centers, and group therapy. Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense! We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions. Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege. We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent! Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins! Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started! Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
- We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings!
- We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios!
- And I don'tever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey!
- If you saw anything with ' Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk!
- The term ' making out' referred to how you did on your school exam!
- Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of!
- We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents!
- Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel!
- And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards! (See more on intersting stamps).
- You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . . . but who could afford one?
- Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon!